Post Doctoral Researcher in Experimental Characterisation of Impact Damage in EU Project EXTREME

Research / Academic


Impact damage in composite materials causes a mixture of failure modes including fibre failure, matrix cracking and delamination. In laminated composites the damage can vary through the material thickness from barely visible impact damage (BVID) at the impacted surface to extensive damage at the reverse surface. Also at higher impact velocities, material behaviour becomes strain-rate dependent. As Workpackage Manager for NDT/SHM in the EXTREME Project, TU Delft is developing instrumentation for both dynamic measurement of strain during the impact and post-impact characterisation of damage. This vacancy is focussed on developing post impact characterisation instrumentation using terahertz (THz) imaging (including hyperspectral and 3D volumetric imaging). Results of the characterisation will be compared and fused with data from other NDT techniques as computed tomography (CT), optical metrology and ultrasonic (including Lamb waves and phased-array).


 PhD in Experimental Mechanics, Non-Destructive Testing,

Optical Metrology, or closely related topic

- Publications in high quality scientific/engineering journals in the research field, commense rate with the career level of the candidate 

- Presentations at international conferences in the research field.

- Evidence of international perspective through study, collaborations and visits.

- Willing to work in an international research environment, supporting colleagues and students in area of expertise

- Proactive approach and able to work both independently and as part of a team

Salary Benefits:

<p align="LEFT"> </p> <p><span>TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities</span><span>. </span></p>
Work Hours:

1 - 38 hours per week

About the company:
Delft University of Technology <p>Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.</p>